The Primary Mission of the
Manhattan Fire Protection District is to respond to our customer needs
providing Fire Suppression, Emergency Medical Service, Fire Prevention
& Education and other Specialized services in a Safe, effective
Lanterns Now Prohibited in Illinois
Lanterns have been known to cause residential and forest fires, as well
as other losses. They also pose hazards to aviation and vehicular
traffic. Because of these fire and safety hazards, the Office of the
State Fire Marshal for the State of Illinois has issued a notice that
Sky Lanterns are now prohibited in Illinois. It is therefore illegal to
sell or use Sky Lanterns in the State of Illinois.
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